Following an eight month consultation with all the Sussex Community Safety Partnerships, (CSPs), Police and Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne, this week that she intends to re-balance the allocation of funds for CSPs, whilst maintaining the total county-wide investment at the same levels they have been for the past six years.
New police base at Selsey Town Hall
Officers and PCSOs are now working from Selsey Town Hall, in the heart of the community. Officially opening the base on Friday, February 2 were Chief Constable Giles York, Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne, Chichester District Commander Kris Ottery, MP Gillian Keegan, Town Hall Clerk Becky White and local VIPs from partner agencies and local government.
Katy Bourne, the county’s Police & Crime Commissioner, will question Sussex Police Chief Constable Giles York on how the force will further transform its services following the change to precept funding in Sussex.
PCC welcomes support from scrutiny panel to increase council tax to protect local policing
Katy Bourne, the county’s Police & Crime Commissioner has welcomed the support of local Councillors on the Sussex Police & Crime Panel who have today (Friday 19 January) backed her decision to increase the police precept by £12 per year (for an average band D property).
New funding boost to help keep Sussex safer
Fourteen local organisations supporting community safety have been awarded Safer in Sussex funding totalling more than £68,000. The Community Safety Fund, established by Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC) Katy Bourne, awards grants of up to £5,000 for groups that provide a positive and lasting impact on the local community.
Responding to the Home Secretary’s announcement on Police funding today, Sussex PCC Katy Bourne said “ I have been lobbying hard for the best possible funding arrangements for policing, and today’s announcement by the Home Secretary to lift the precept cap is exactly what I have been pushing for."
Sussex PCC welcomes independent report that finds Sussex Police treats people fairly and with respect
Commenting on the Force’s assessment by HM Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Service's (HMICFRS), Katy Bourne, the county’s Police & Crime Commissioner said: “‘Policing by consent’ forms the bedrock of British policing. To achieve this support, the public has to believe that the police will treat them fairly and with respect. So I am pleased that Sussex Police has been independently recognised as being ‘Good’ at how legitimately it keeps people safe and reduces crime."
Katy Bourne, the Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Sussex, will question the Chief Constable about how the force polices artificially laid hunts at this month’s Performance & Accountability Meeting. She will be seeking to find out how Sussex Police balances the rights of the hunting community to hunt within the confines of the law with the rights of anti-hunting protesters.
Volunteers are being sought to make unannounced visits to custody centres to check on the welfare of detainees.
A man who underwent restorative justice with a former employee who stole £150,000 from his company has praised the process which helped him to feel “that justice had worked”.